Learning Disability is an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. It can result in reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money etc. Some children manifest with developmental delay i.e. delay in achieving their age expected developmental milestones.
If your Child is not making the expected developmental progress, seek advice from your health visitor or GP. If they identify a concern they will refer your child for assessment by a Community Paediatrician. The diagnosis of a Learning Disability is made by clinical assessment. Some children may undergo blood or other tests, depending on the needs.
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